Lloyd’s Register (LR) has appointed Mark Darley as business director, marine and offshore; Andy McKeran as business director, maritime performance services; and Philippa Charlton as chief marketing officer.

From left to right: Mark Darley, Andy McKeran, and Philippa Charlton

Darley has been with LR for more than 20 years, holding various operational, business, and leadership roles across Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. As business director for marine and offshore, he will manage and expand LR’s classification, certification, and verification services.

As business director, maritime performance services, McKeran will expand LR’s performance management, fleet management, and fleet optimisation services, combining the company’s technical expertise and digital products.

Charlton, formerly marketing director of LR’s business assurance division, will take charge of the LR brand and the strategic marketing activities to underpin the organisation’s growth objectives.

Commenting on the appointments, LR’s chief executive Nick Brown said: “LR recognises that maritime stakeholders must rise to the demands of changing technology and the drive to decarbonise our industry. With these three key leadership appointments, combining years of sector and functional knowledge and expertise, we can help our clients address these challenges.”